Yolanda first joined the Briscoe Library in the summer of 1990. At that time she joined the Access Services department and spent most of her time re-shelving books, processing copy orders, and helping with document delivery. In 1997 Yolanda transitioned over to the Collection Development department (now called Collection Resources) where she was responsible for receiving and physically processing print books, updating catalog records, and reviewing bibliographic records for new books.
Today Yolanda is still responsible for receiving print books, but she is also responsible for receiving print journals, processing electronic book records, verifying access to online journals, and editing numerous catalog records. Over the years Yolanda has been involved in many collection management projects and has been a key contributor in helping expand and maintain collections at the Briscoe Library and branch locations.
Yolanda has had the unique opportunity to experience the transition from print to electronic resources first-hand. She has watched her job evolve over the years and has embraced the ability to grow in her position. She reports that she has enjoyed the diversity of her duties and is amazed at how much technology has changed the information landscape.
Yolanda has always been a friendly face around the library and will be greatly missed by all of her colleagues.
In her retirement Yolanda will enjoy spending more time with her family, especially her grandkids!
Andrea N. Schorr
Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian